Akola: "She Works"
Akola: "She Works"Meet one of our newest obsessions (and vendors), the Akola Project, empowering women in poverty to become agents of transformation in their families and communities through economic development.
Akola Project addresses the issue of poverty by empowering women who lack access to the training and economic opportunities that would allow them to rise in socioeconomic status.
International Headquarters: Jinja, Uganda
Akola’s full-time members earn up to five times the Ugandan poverty level.
The Demi necklace is a perfect representation of the artisan work that goes into each rolled bead. Made with love in order to give hope, this necklace makes a bold statement. Shop the Demi necklace here.
Domestic Headquarters: Dallas, TX
In the fall, we employed 20 women. This summer, that number is more than doubling as Akola products are now available at both Bought Beautifully and Neiman Marcus.The Alexandria bracelet, one of Akola's contemporary pieces made with love in Dallas, is one of our favorites for its bold, yet classic look. Shop the Alexandria bracelet here.
The Akola Impact
Every cent contributes to Akola's social business that provides women with a dependable, living wage every month.
Love knowing your purchases are supporting and empowering women both locally and globally? Shop more from Akola here.
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